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AECOM Defence Lead – Project Management in Perth, Australia

Company Description

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Description


As the world's most trusted infrastructure consulting firm, we’re committed to managing our business with the upmost responsibility and to always strive for better – reducing emissions, creating social value or diversifying our senior leadership and workforce.

We understand both the urgency of the challenges facing our society and our responsibility to respond in an impactful and enduring way. Armed with this consciousness, we’re leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future, partnering with those who want to make a positive difference in the world.

We’re listening to clients and the communities we serve to improve lives and livelihoods, and to create sustainable legacies for generations to come.

Relocation packages may be available for applicants from outside the region.

The Role

AECOM’s Buildings & Places Team in Perth are currently looking for an experienced Defence Sector Lead to develop our Defence business. This Perth based role is an important career opportunity for someone who shares our commitment to supporting Australia's strategic interests through the provision of Defence infrastructure development, security and estate services. This is a people oriented role with a focus on business development and project delivery.

AECOM offers a supportive work environment with a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

Working throughout the project lifecycle, we’re one team driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

About You

This is a concept-completion Project Management role with pipeline across varied Defence projects and a future opportunity to work across a diverse range of other market sectors.

This is an opportunity to partner with our clients in major project delivery and operate in a diverse role, which will generally require the successful candidate to have some or all the following:

  • 12+ years of prior and proven exposure to client-side Project Management consulting, specifically within Defence projects

  • A demonstrable understanding of State and Federal Government project management frameworks

  • Developing impactful relationships with senior customer executives while getting to know their businesses, markets, strategic imperatives, and the challenges they face.

  • Early Engagement with industry and organisations to seek participation in early studies and identify target projects. Defining the value proposition for the opportunity and strategy to position and secure future contracts.

  • Proven commitment to collaborative, ethical behaviour in a client-facing environment

  • Strong capability in managing projects autonomously while working closely with clients as a key advisor in contract administration, scheduling, costing and tender submissions

  • Commitment to safety and understanding of OH&S best practice and obligations

  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a multidisciplinary project team on complex multimillion-dollar projects with responsibility for outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement processes. Ability to provide strategic advice to clients and oversee procurement processes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to develop comprehensive reports and submissions

  • Experience with administering contracts and overseeing the work of contractors, including negotiating variations and managing progress claims.


  • Exposure to Defence projects – essential

  • Qualifications in Project Management or Engineering

  • Australian Citizenship or ability to obtain

Additional Information

Benefits at AECOM

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options

  • Work-from-home equipment packages and assistance

  • Diverse, challenging and exciting multidisciplinary engineering projects

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices

  • Paid parental and partner leave

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers

  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, Health Insurance Discounts

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Study assistance

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

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With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10059295

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid